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Good Idea or No?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NLF, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    NLF

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    My brother just sent me this.

    2001 DC 86xxx miles - tons of interior - suspension upgrades, re-geared 38s

    Looking at trading his stock 2005 DC SR5 with 170,000 miles for it.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    brettb

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    Get rid of the wheels and depending on the suspension set up... YES!
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    no.

    IMO the wheels throw the whole deal down the shitter.

    your brothers 4x4? or prerunner?

    edit: now that i think of it its a pretty good deal. but the wheels ahh.

    if he doesnt plan to off road it seems good.

    whats it re geared too?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    jcremeans11

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    Yes, but you have to change the wheels on the lot, you can't drive that off with those wheels on it.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    NLF

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    I agree on the wheels. Sharp truck, one-owner from Nevada. Looks like someone built a mall-crawler and didn't get it out much.

    His truck is a 4x4 SR5.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    NO. The wheels yes are a problem because they are horrendous so you would have to either be caught dead rolling with those things or fork over another $600-$1000 for a decent set of new wheels. Most importantly the truck has been modded pretty heavily in the suspension area, and you have no idea what kind of work was done or who did it. It also may have been done for that exact purpose to go rock crawling there is no way you can make the assumption it was only a mall crawler. It's basically like buying a modded Subaru WRX STi and the owner saying he never raced it or abused it.... riiiiiiiiiiight.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    Dump the 05 only cuz of 170k miles
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
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    Lol!!its almost impossible to find a stock wrx or sti so you know they are all romped on.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Exactly. To the OP, keep searching.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    when people asked me about my sti...i was honest...i said i beat the living piss out of it everytime i got behind the wheel...

    and to back that up...i had to have the infamous-for-abuse 6 speed tranny rebuilt...lost 3rd and 4th gear....yea i beat the shit out of it.

    now i have a taco and baby her :D


    good luck with it...i say buy it.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    Yes but be sure you/he does all of the homework needed when purchasing a used vehicle.

    Verify suspension work, get the vehicle inspected, ask for service records/call the dealership/shop that they got the majority of the work done at, get a CarFax, etc...

    170k is a TON for that 2005...

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 10, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    can you just check out the suspension and see if its quality parts? Possibly a shop installed them? If its a mall crawler with shit off road wheels no need to worry about the previous owner abusing it. 4x4 dc 01 with 87k, for an 05 with 170k, no brainer, DO IT!!!!!
     
  13. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    nope keep lookin
     
  14. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    Anyone recognize this set up? I am getting more pics this morning of the suspension setup.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    as mentioned above, I saw you trade just cause the 170k. And check out the suspension, if he had the forethought to regear, he probably did the suspension right too.

    I would personally trade and then sell off all the stupid mods, I roll stock, but that is just me.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    I would make sure the seller sends you better quality pictures. Too easy to cover things up with shitty pictures like that.

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  17. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    Guys, my brother is looking at the truck in person and is sending me cell phone pics. He is going to get better pics this am...

    Can anyone help with what type of suspension that is? I am just trying to help him make a good decision, and was looking for the advice of TW.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Rancho coilovers perhaps?

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  19. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    i cant tell much from that pic. does look like frame has been cut a rewelded
     
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